Is it possible to plan a city trip during a quiet period this autumn? Yes, of course! We work together to avoid crowds and that is also possible in the most beautiful cities in The Netherlands. It’s all about timing! The best moment to check-in, to have breakfast or for activities. In this article we will give you tips for a relaxed city trip with a good dose of indulgence. You’re sure to be pampered during an overnight stay at Inntel Hotels.

What is the best time for a city trip?

The city trip season has started. Do you want the feeling of having the hotel all to yourself? Visit us during the week! Most people will be at work giving you the time to enjoy all the facilities. Most guests visit during the weekends and holiday periods making it slightly busier during that time.


When arriving you will want to go straight to the desk and up to your room. Come check-in at a smart time and avoid having to wait. What time do most people check-in? Check-in starts at 15:00. Around this time there might be a que. The next spike is between 18:00 and 19:00 when people arrive straight from work. Sometimes there’s also a peak around 21:00 with people who first had dinner. When you arrive at a different time it is more likely that our receptionists can welcome you right away. If you’re very early and the room is not ready just yet they are happy to take care of your luggage.


Our check-out time is 11:00. With everyone wanting to check-out at the last possible moment it can be that there’s a line. Are you looking to enjoy the room a little longer? Go for a late check-out. When you book the Rest & Relax special a late check-out is already included!

Time to relax

At Inntel Hotels we have all the ingredients for a relaxed overnight stay with every comfort at your fingertips. Comfortable beds, wellness facilities and delicious meals prepared especially for you are all part of that experience. It is even possible to enjoy all of that without leaving your room!

Relaxing in the wellness facilities

Every hotel by Inntel Hotels has a wellness club that is only accessible to guests staying at the hotel. In the 1.5 meter society a reservation is required for the wellness. Would you rather spend all day relaxing in private wellness facilities without leaving your room? View the best wellness rooms and enjoy a room with a whirlpool and private sauna.

Scrumptious meals and tasty bites

A scrumptious meal made for you with fresh, local ingredients. In our restaurants and on our room service menu you are sure to find a dish you like. Favourite dishes include the Inntel Original Beef Burger and fresh pizza. Are you celebrating a special occasion or are you just looking for that ultimate enjoyment? Order a bottle of bubbles to drink in the whirlpool! We’re happy to make some tasty bites with it. Would you rather bring your own favourite products? The fridge in the room is empty so you can fill it with your own snacks and drinks.


Ready for an extensive breakfast with your favourite items of the buffet? Reserve your desired time slot at the reception desk. In the restaurant we maintain the 1.5-meter distance. There are several places where you can disinfect your hands and we use a little more packaging material then you’re used to. You can ask our employees for items made to order such as bacon and eggs. Do you have a food intolerance or are you following a diet? Let us know in advance so we can make sure you have a carefree and tasty breakfast.

5 tips for activities during your city trip

A city trip might be the most versatile outing you can plan. There are endless possibilities for activities to do. With our tips for activities to do during your city trip you can enjoy the exceptional weather and discover some places you might not have seen before.

1.      Walk past the most beautiful spots

There are many spots in and around our cities for an interesting walk. Go past interesting modern or classic architecture or through beautiful nature reserves. Do you want to walk past castles and estates, in a national park or through a city with a rich history? Go walking in Utrecht! Do you want to discover the various trees and birds or a historic outdoor village? View the outdoor highlights in and around Eindhoven. Even in our capital there are plenty of beautiful spots that aren’t crowded. Enjoy a stroll past the picturesque canals and discover the most unique buildings of Amsterdam.

2.      Go on a unique bike ride

Did you know Rotterdam is one of the best cities for riding a bike? With countless bicycle paths and routes past the Maas river and streets with impressive architecture you are sure to discover something new every time. We put together some of our favourite routes for riding a bike in Rotterdam. For some fresh air and typical houses a visit to the Zaan region is a must. We highlighted a few of the prettiest bicycle routes in the Zaan region for you. Through beautiful landscapes, past windmills, Zaan houses, picturesque villages and historic forts.

3.      Discover the secret exit of the city

Do you think you know everything about the city you’re visiting? Go on a quest and discover the city through questions and assignments with an escape tour. An interactive outdoor game which will get you to see the city through different eyes. Will you be able to discover the secret exit of the city within 2 hours?

4.      Enjoy the city from the water

The easiest way to keep others at a distance is on the water. Our cities offer many possibilities to discover the city from the water. Rent a boat (and picnic), water bike or canoe and admire the city from the water. Our teams are happy to help you with finding the best boat rental.

5.      Visit a zoo

During a visit to the zoo you will combine various activities. You will enjoy a walk outside, you might learn something new and you’re protecting endangered species. Be sure to reserve your time-slot online so you can walk right in and keep your distance from other visitors. Our pro-tip: go during the week since most families go during the weekend.

Also read our staycation articles for specific tips per city

What is the best way to reach the hotel?

All our hotels are centrally located and therefore easy to reach. When you prefer not to use the public transit there are parking garages in the vicinity. Our front desk employees are always happy to help you with discounted tickets and tips for the best travel options. Did you know many sights are within walking/biking distance of the hotel?

Can I enjoy a safe and pleasant overnight stay?

Inntel Hotels has strict protocols to ensure the well-being and safety of guests and employees. We asked an independent certification company to test our measures and protocols. This resulted in Inntel Hotels being the first hotel group in The Netherlands to receive the quality mark by Safe Health Protocol for COVID-19 preventive measures. This quality mark tests companies against the applicable (inter) national requirements and the additional industry or company guidelines. Safe Health Protocolinspects the supply of information, the supply and demand chain, the visible measure, hygiene and safety.

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